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​​​​​​​​BirdSt. Vrain State Park plays host to a wide array of bird species. The 14 ponds located within the park provide oases for migratory waterfowl, shorebirds, song birds and birds of prey, to name a few.

St. Vrain was once home to the largest heron rookery in the state and the only known nesting site of great egrets in Colorado, prior to the 2013 flood. the rookery is still very large and can be viewed from the paved public trail on the west side of Blue Heron Reservoir. In addition, the park provides winter habitat for bald eagles and summer habitat for American white pelicans, both of which are species of concern in Colorado. 

EaglesSt. Vrain State Park provides suitable nesting habitat for a diverse collection of bird species. For example, birds of prey such as red-tailed hawks, Barn owls, American kestrels and osprey nest in the park. In addition, many waterfowl species, songbirds and shorebirds choose St. Vrain as their nesting site. With all of these bird species nesting here, springtime at St. Vrain is a wonderful place to see nature awaken and grow!​

Blue HeronThanks to our riparian and wetland habitats, we are home to birds such as American robin, killdeer, belted kingfisher, and Northern flicker, to name a few. St. Vrain is truly one of the premier birding parks in Colorado. Check out our Birds of St. Vrain Brochure to see a complete list of bird species found in the park.